Is it because of this directive in $cientology's Governing Policy? ($cientology HCO PL 3/9/72) "Make money. Make more money. Make other people produce so as to make money."
Ask a Scientologist to give you a complete price list showing how much it would cost to go all the way "up the Bridge." Or check out the online price list at http://www.xenu.net .
$cientology doesn't open their books to public scrutiny, even though they're registered as a not-for-profit organization and get tax breaks NO other organization in the US gets. It's hard to know where all the money goes, but we can see where some of it goes: buying expensive advertising; paying lawyers to harass critics in court; and hiring private investigators to follow critics' children, trespass on their property, and steal from their parents.
NO. In fact, judging by official $cientology policy and reports from several former members, $cientology refuses to abide by minimum wage and other labor laws. Most $cientology employees probably make MUCH less than minimum wage, even though many of them work more than 40 hours a week AFTER working another full time job to make ends meet.
If you think this is scandalous, please tell your local labor board. (415-975-4863 in San Fran)
Well, kind of. They have a refund policy, but they are notoriously slow to refund people's money. In addition, if you ask for a refund, you will be required to give up your right to EVER sue $cientology, you'll never be able to get any more services or training from $cientology, and you'll be expelled from the church. Why don't they tell you any of that up front.?
Don't believe what you read in this flier&emdash;ask a Scientologist a few good questions. REALLY think for yourself&emdash;get both sides of the story.